Local student earns Eagle Scout rank

Adam Francis Robert White, a sophomore at L.C. Bird High School, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor held on June 21, according to information from Carlton Meeks.  

Adam is the son of Robert and Amiee White and the grandson Meeks and his wife, Judy, of Richmond. Adam is also the grandson of the late Francis Robert White of Auburn Center, Pa.  He is the great-grandson of John and Louise White of Auburn Center, Pa., and Frank and Helen Newhart of Camptown, Pa.

The Eagle Scout rank is the highest and most coveted award in all of scouting, and it is the last major step in the scout advancement program, Meeks says. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating scout spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service and leadership.

For Adam’s Eagle project, he chose to showcase a Ten Commandments tablet at Heritage Baptist Church in Chesterfield, Meeks says. Adam drew up plans for a garden with the Ten Commandments tablet as the focal point. His plans included removing the sod around a tree and putting in a brick border, and building and installing a salt-treated frame to showcase the Ten Commandments tablet, Meeks says. The church’s pastor passed away between the time Adam discussed the project and it was approved. He changed his project to a Memorial Garden and added a memorial stone that he designed, which highlighted the pastor’s passion for children and camp ministries, he says.


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